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Jul 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
in dallas, texas, hundreds of angry people surrounded a crime scene after police shot and killed a man this evening. we don't know what led to the shooting. dozens of additional officers were called in to keep the crowd from going on to the field where it happened. despite tensions running high, things did not get physical between the crowd and the police. >>> dark knight movie star christian bale makes a surprise visit to the colorado movie massacre. the investigator returnsed to the crime scene and the suspect's apartment looking for clues in the kay. jay gray has the report. >> reporter: the focus in aurora turned back to the suspect's apartment. prosecutors getting their first look inside. while back at the crime scene, a chain link fence went up around theater. evidence teams continuing their search. as mourners search for comfort in the wake of the tragedy. >> it's a feeling of sadness and such loss. such loss for all the families. >> reporter: families like this. >> he was one of the best sons any man could ever have. and i've been honored to know him. >> i need officers on the
Jul 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
facilities. one of those swimmers was kelly davies, now kelly curren, living in texas. she began swimming when she was 9 years old. she says the abuse began when she was 13. >> i know what i know, and the truth will set you free. and i was bound for 23 years, 6 months and however many days, and i'm free. >> reporter: kelly says she eventually told some people, including her parents. at 19 she was encouraged to sign a settlement in which he agreed to not speak about the charges, ever. >> in my coming out and talking about this changes one life, if it changes one life, then it's -- my heart's d. then my life has made a difference. >> reporter: kelly says her love for her former swim club and its kids remains in tact, the curl-burke club released a statement saying that rick curl has taken a leave of absence. efforts to reach curl today were unsuccessful. jaxxie benson, news4. >> and time is shifting. >> this is video of james hole systems, long before he became a suspect. he's given a presentation at the salk institute for biological studies, where he was doing a summer internship. he was 1
Jul 31, 2012 3:00pm PDT
primary in texas today. extreme takeover of the gop is real. and there's a serious cost to the american people. joining me now is victoria, fellow and university of texas and our nbc latino contributor. wayne slater, senior political reporter for the "dallas morning news." thanks for being here. >> thank you. >> now, wayne, are you surprised to hear this kind of criticism coming from within the gop? >> no, i'm not surprised. you look at what the tea party method, its approach, actual banner of the tea party as it begins to form in 2009. and manifested itself in 2010. no compromise, no retreat. and what's happening now is the chickens have come home to roost. and the republican party less and less is a place for moderate republicans. so what you see is a squeeze and divide within the republican party, we see it here in texas with the ted cruz race. we have seen it elsewhere where the idea of compromise is out the window and the whole thing is about my side, my way, my highway, or no way. >> well, let me ask you victoria. when you look at the fact that several republicans have come out an
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Jul 6, 2012 3:00am PDT
taking texas to court for trying to suppress the vote but something sneaky just turned up in the fed's key piece of evidence. was there a secret political motive involved? >> and these buildings were supposed to save the environment but at what cost? turns out they are killing animals instead. [ male announcer ] what's in your energy drink? ♪ wer surge, let it blow your mind. [ male announcer ] for fruits, veggies and natural green tea energy... new v8 v-fusion plus energy. could've had a v8. >> 16 minutes after the top of the hour. new controversy surrounding the department of justice's battle with texas. it has to do with the voter i.d. law there. >> house republicans claim the d.o.j. has turned to a highly partisan liberal research firm called catalyst to help block the law there with the d.o.j. argues discriminates against hispanics. joining us now is texas congressman ted poe, member of the house judiciary committee. good to see you, sir. congressman, tell us what the problem is with the particular firm the department of justice hired. >> the department of justice is, with
Jul 29, 2012 6:00pm PDT
be withering. >> a gentleman from texas asked me does it hurt to have your leg chopped off, all right? how can you answer that? three weeks later, a lovely woman from texas, where was sleeping beauty a prisoner. >> these men should not be confused with tour guides, in fact, far from it. there's one big qualification for this job, and that's more than two decades of prior military service, and that makes this job an honor. paul served in the falklands and the first gulf war, and when princess diana died, he acted as pallbearer in front of her coffin. and the new man, clive, is just finishing 19 years with the british military. he's an iraq veteran whose unit is now in afghanistan, and while he misses serving with them, he knows he's serving in a different way. >> i'm a people person, and to come here to the tower and spread the word about our fantastic history, warts and all, i couldn't, you know, think of anything better. >> these are great men, and so if you visit the tower during a visit to london, remember you'll be in the capable hands of a veteran. that is nbc "nightly news" for this sund
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Jul 13, 2012 12:00pm PDT
, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. >>trace: lawyers representing texas have another shot to convince a court that voters should have to show a photo i.d. with closing arguments in the texas voter i.d. law. the justice department blocked the i.d. requirement arguing that it unfailurely discriminates against minorities. people said to be less likely to have identification. opponents say the law unfairly hurts the poor and the elderly but republican supporters of the requirement say it is needed to fight voter fraud. and now to our legal panel, arthur aidala, and defense attorney, arty, i look at the arguments and what texas is saying, or what the justice department is saying this disenfranchises 1.4 million elderly, minority, and student voters but not really a lot of compelling evidence laid out in court. >>arthur: to cross the street now you need a picture i.d. i don't think it is so cumbersome to have to ask someone to present a valid identification document with a photograph on it so that you know who the person is. the perfect example is my grandfather's n
Jul 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
to decide whoa could replace them in the month of august. early voting under way in texas where that race was not supposed to be that close. lost by double-digits to the governor in the senate primary in may. they fell short of the 50% mark to avoid a run off. cruise has been cruising and held a slide lead, but it doesn't stop there. texas will be followed by a primary in missouri. clair mcclassic ilnd hawaii picks a democrat to fill akak a's shoes. wisconsin's republicans and the race for them and august ends with the race to fill john kyl's seat. still unclear who the nominee will be in that state. we have the editor in chief and gentlemen, welcome to you both. busy august all because of the voting issue. everything got moved up. august is a bigger primary month. let's start with texas. the winner of this run off will be the next united states senator. that is say fact. i am surprised david is still in the race. it's a fighter's chance considering how it's a low turn out. conservatives could dominate. >> i think we all believe we turn out as critical. the better chance and a smaller tur
Jul 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: here in the texas panhandle, flip bingham is turning dust into gold. >> the drought sucked the life out of most crops, but the bingham family farm is a bright shot. >> how good is your crop this year? >> fantastic. we have the quality and quantity. >> reporter: bingham is growing grapes they can cool rate drought in fact -- tolerate drought in fact heat makes them sweeter they are so profitable he uses most of his water for the vineyard leaving the cotton crop to survive on rain. >> so you can make 10 times more off of these grapes than your cotton with the same amount of water. >> correct. >> reporter: in fact farmers doubt they will make any profit on cotton this year. >> it is in a word finished. >> reporter: at this farm the plants are small and flowers on top a bad sign. >> they wave the white flag of surrender they are done and it is finished. >> reporter: analysts say texas farmers will likely abandon a third of the cotton crop because of drought damage for most grapes are not an option, starting up costs $10,000 per achier and take 5 years to become productive. >> p
Jul 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
veteran. he died yesterday at his home in el paso, texas. hemsley was 74. >>> 6:15 now. this morning a shocking video just released in connection with an ongoing lawsuit against sea world. take a look here. the video shows a trainer being dragged underwater by a 6,000 pound killer whale. that whale grabs the trainer by the foot and drags him under water for several minutes. it took about eight minutes for the trainer to break free. this happened during a live performance in san diego in 2006. the trainer did survive. >>> pepsi says it will continue to advertise and sponsor penn state. this comes after state farm announced its pulling its ads in the wake of the jerry sandusky child sex abuse scandal. general motors says it is reconsidering its sponsorship deal and wall street is threatening to downgrade the school's credit rating. this news comes as the university works to remove joe paterno's legacy. construction workers took down the wall that stood behind the bronze statue of paterno. the statue was removed on sunday. >>> we could get a sense today of whether congress will act to k
Jul 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the chairman from texas is recognized. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i yield one minute to the gentleman from texas, mr. gohmert, who is a distinguished jurist before he became a member of congress and then a distinguished member of the judiciary committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. gohmert: thank you, mr. speaker. i can verify that there are people who have already lost their insurance because of obamacare. . it is not true that if you like your insurance, you can keep it. people have lost doctors who were assured if you like your doctor you can keep them. that is not true. we were told there would be no tax. and that's not true. in fact, in the bill itself, one of the most devastating things, if you are a single individual and making 133% of the poverty level, you are making $14,000 and can't afford $12,000 insurance policy, you are going to be fined at 2 1/2%. it is a tax. it will devastate. you make $40,000, a family of four, five, six, $1,000 fine because you can't afford a $12,000 policy, th
Jul 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >> a warmer planet means we have a greater likelihood of being unlucky. the chances of texas seeing another drought. colorado seeing another epic year of wildfires. all of these things become far more likely. >> reporter: it is also getting hotter at sea. in 2011, the second smallest area of ice on record. and over the last century sea levels have risen by 10 inches. at this pace by 2050, parts of cities like miami and new or leans will be underwater. and forecasters say the is possible the heat wave we just had is just the first one of the summer. there its another mass of warm air out west ready to roll this way. rob and sunny. >> sobering news, thank you, scott. >>> the intense summer heat is taking a toll on fish from the midwest down to the south. thousand of trout, carp and other fish have died as the hot weather heats up ponds and lakes and fish hatcheries like this one in north carolina. hatchery workers are scrambling to keep the water code. there is not much they can do. when temperatures get this high. >> terrible. >> unbelievable. that map is telling, miami, new orleans, cities
Jul 11, 2012 1:40am PDT
now" -- lack of sleep. that's what experts say caused a pilot's meltdown over texas mid flight. >>> why this raises new questions about flight crew fatigue and everyone's safety in the skies. it is wednesday, july 11th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good wednesday morning, i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. >> and i'm rob nelson. good morning, everybody. and people are asking did a lack of sleep really make that pilot lose it in the middle of the flight? we all remember this story, he really did kind of have an episode. now saying it is sleep deprivation what led to it. >> it's possible. >> possible -- very interesting story. there is some doubt there as well. >>> also this morning, cities in crisis. coast to coast, the drastic steps in cities that have simply run out of money. talk about a sign of the times. entire cities declaring bankruptcy. shows you how tough it is out there for various parts of the country. east to west coast. >>> and coming up, face to face with a giant alligator. we hear from a teenager who survived an attack bu
Jul 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
officer from illinois and, an aspiring sports reporter from texas and a man who was last -- whose last living act was saving his girlfriend from gunfire. all were under the age of 30. we have more on these people, who they were, how they are being remembered. many being laid to rest. in other cases their memorial services, a host of things. >> it's a very emotional day for a lot of the people affected by this theater shooting. as you know, fred, funerals are for a couple things, embrace your loved ones and remember life. and three lives are being remembered to day from this theater shooting. one is john larimer, 27 years old. followed the footsteps of his grandfather and father. he enlisted in the u.s. navy and in the first posting there in colorado. he's from crystal lake, illinois. you see this photo there, charming man. big smile on him. we spoke to his father last week, scott larimer who was just devastated. the family is still trying to make sense of his death. his body was flown back to crystal lake, illinois. you see it. there crowds lining up and down the boulevard to receive h
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Jul 6, 2012 12:00pm PDT
principal in fort worth texas faces 20 years in prison after her daughter planted a hidden camera in a girl's locker room to spy on the high school basketball coach after the team complained he yelled too much. the camera didn't record anything inappropriate but the principal faces felony charges of improper photographery and wiretapping. a defense attorney says she didn't do anything wrong. >> i guess the call, if this was in the library and not the locker room and there were no inappropriate pictures, but if this was the library, would we be talking about this today? >> we wouldn't be talking about illegal photography. we could be talking about the wiretapping. if you set up a recording device to tape conversation and they involve all parties not knowing they're being recorded you have a wiretapping issue. however if one of the people involved in the conversation is aware the conversation is being recorded it's not a wiretapping issue. it would foreclose the illegal photography. >> the shock value of this story is the fact the camera was in the locker room. though they were trying to get
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Jul 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
and still in a drought and one of those is eastern parts of texas and you can get over four inches of rain here and good news for you and across kentucky and north carolina and much needed moisture over three inches of rain possible for you guys over the next several days as that system will slowly push southward and the temperatures much more pleasant in cleveland and significant in the 08's and indianapolis for you, as we head into tuesday, temperatures for minneapolis, chicago at 84. harris. >> harris: maria molina, thank you very much. and the governor of colorado listed a sta saying that nature is giving colorado some relief no doubt referring to some of the rain that maria was talking about and forecast for cooler temperatures, but that rain causing major problems already in larimer county and the wildfires left hid sides vulnerable to emotions there and perfect conditions for flooding and mudslides. a private road near the hyde park fire is seeing the worst of it. neighbors coming together once again to pick up the pieces. >> the garage was about three feet deep with mud and sand an
Jul 14, 2012 4:00am PDT
, the heat is coming back into the east right now. i'm tracking rain across texas. i'll have more on that coming up in the next half hour. >> i noticed it was 93 in orlando today. >> yes. >> you'll be happy to be in new york. >> a little cooler here. >> thanks, brian. >>> at a time when so many people are looking for work, we've found an employer so desperate to fill jobs, he's offering an amazing perk. >> it's not just a paid vacation. the company gives you cash money you can use to go anywhere you want. but as clayton sandell explains, there is a catch. >> reporter: at a time when more companies seem to be dumping workers, bart can't find enough. >> we're competitor for the top talent. >> reporter: to recruit and keep happy programmers turning out lines of code. the flip-flop-wearing founder and ceo of this denver internet start-up is now offering what he calls paid paid vacation. >> $7,500, before taxes. >> reporter: you heard right. every employee gets 7,500 bucks every year for a dream vacation to anywhere. but the guy who may be the best boss ever, has rules. >> one, you act
Jul 26, 2012 2:05am EDT
is houston, texas. one is sydney, australia and the other is melbourne. >> number 1 is melbourne. >> what are they talking about? what are they doing there? >> i don't know. >> the other top two cities are chicago, l.a., australia, brooklyn, new york and atlanta. that's where the cougars are trolling. >> i think it's because of that guy on the mentalist. what's his name, simon baker? >> i love him. >> so adorable. i think i'll go to australia and get me one of those. i'll take three. >> here's a little surprising news. "america's got talent" is a big big show on nbc. it's going along swimmingly and suddenly there was a tweet. >> a strange tweet from sharon osbourne. >> she wrote this, my darling, howard stern, money is not the reason i'm not returning to nbcagt, which is "america's got talent." it is because... >> now oh, robert greenblatt said this caught nbc off guard. the producer said we don't know what's going on and it may be much ado about nothing. >> twitter is weird. people are saying what they want with no publicist and nothing. >> i think it's a need to control things. so much
Jul 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
industry. >> brown: miles o'brien has the story of an austin, texas, neighborhood that uses "smart grid" technology to track and control its energy consumption. >> the fishers have two solar volume dayic power system, sophisticated digital metres and state of the art thermostats that allow them to fine-tune their indoor climate here orion line when they're away. >> we >> woodruff: we update the presidential campaign as the candidates trade shots over outsourcing jobs. >> brown: mark shields and michael gerson analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and we close with a report from south sudan about a flood of refugees fleeing the violence, only to encounter grim conditions in camps on the border. >> they don't have much reserve, they have been walking for six weeks, four weeks, six weeks so it is a very vulnerable group and it is the little kids and elderly are the ones that suffer the most. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: bnsf carnegie corporation and with the >> ongoing support of these institutions and foun
Jul 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
'll not believe how far some fans drove to check out the action. >> from texas. >> how far is that? >> 29 hours. >> i have done that drive before. that is not a short one. jummy olabanji will have a live report in our next hour. >> you didn't drive for football in tehran not for football. just for college. >>storms are sweeping across the nation, but the drought is worsening. >> starbucks investors may weigh week -- be waking up and smelling the coffee. >> good morning. not happy for the drought situation. the problem is apparently rapidly intensifying. more than 20% of the nation is now under the worst stages of drought then last week. the drought hunter said 90% of topsoil in six states is now short of moisture. this is sparking growing concerns about food prices p. facebook shares are under pressure after the first earnings report as a publicly traded company disappointed investors. they revealed a slowing sales gains and shrinking margins. also news from starbucks -- a disappointing profit forecast blaming consumer pullback, and especially in europe. amazon reported the biggest profit drop
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Jul 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
at a school in texas. absolutely awful and now there is information on what led to that tragedy. we'll have it for you, straight ahead. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. it's about time we made our homes work for us. so let's make our dryers do the ironing. have our fridges cater our parties. and tell our ranges to whip up dinner. let's plug in to summer savings before they're gone... ...without wasting an ounce of energy with smart machines that turn housework into house play. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. right now, save $600 on this maytag french door refrigerator, just $1,598. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] we believe you're at your best when you can relax and be yourself. and at thousands of newly re
Jul 10, 2012 6:30pm EDT
-pilot landed the plane in lubbock, texas. >> he started to curse at me and started to say you better pray, iraq, and iran. i so say, you know, you know what i'm going to show you what iraq and iran is. >> reporter: but captain osbon beat charges of interfering with a flight crew and today court transcripts obtained by abc news reveal the key testimony that freed him. a psychologist testified that all this was caused by a "brief psychotic disorder" caused by "sleep deprivation." there was no trial, the u.s. attorney's office did not dispute the diagnosis and the captain was found not guilty by reason of insanity by the judge and sent to a mental health facility in ft. worth, texas, for more treatment and perhaps some sleep. >> it is possible for sleep deprivation, especially in combination with jet lag to cause psychosis, but usually it's in those people who have ail preexisting diagnosis of psychiatrist disorder. >> reporter: the abc news investigative report unit has reported on pilot fatigue. pilots sleeping in crash pads or bedding down inside crew lounges at airports in philadelphia and new
Jul 26, 2012 1:00am EDT
of texas. i'll take a bit of my time to tell you a story. i passed a bill five years ago. i was in paris, texas making a speech. one of my good friends said, congressman, will you be able to make rain? it had not reagan days. i said, it well, that is sectiod page. he said, really? i said i just gave him a silly answer to a silly question. three years later, we had rainfall that drowned people and all of the farm programs below it. it rained incessantly day and night. i called him at 3:01 morning and his wife said he was mad when he got to the fund. he said, hello. i said hello. do you remember the question you asked me about that bill? go outside. >i have to go through that every time i go to paris, texas now. he was a good enough for and i could tell that to him now. we know how really timely this hearing is. we are very grateful to you all for your time and preparation to get here. for the time to help us. according to the u.s. drought monitor, over 70% of the u.s. is currently abnormally dry or worse. further, over half of the continental u.s. is experiencing moderate to extreme droug
Jul 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> two construction workers have been killed in a crane collapse on a college campus in texas. it happened yesterday afternoon in richardson texas at the university of texas at dallas as strong winds more than 40 miles an hour were passing through. students heard a loud crash and some of them say they thought it was thunder. >> we heard a loud just metal just hitting the ground, falling from the ground. i can't really explain the sound but, you know, the very loud sound. >> he said after that he heard the workers screaming. no university students or faculty were hurt but the crane was being used to build a large classroom building. >>> a new field poll shows that what kind of uphill climb senator dianne feinstein's opponent faces in the november senate race. feinstein leads 51% to 32% and when it comes to name recognition, 88% of people were able to give opinions of feinstein, only 35% were familiar with emkin, a republican businesswoman from danville. >>> san francisco's bicycle messengers may be pedaling their way onto the television screen. >> what's the best thing about be
Jul 25, 2012 7:00pm EDT
in a moment by republican conference chairman jeff henderling of texas and utah republican mike lee. senator, look. to me this is a great opportunity to help the economy. instead, class warfare gets in the way. now it's an opportunity to cause a double dip recession. why did it have to happen this way, senator lee? >> it didn't have to happen this way. it shouldn't have had to happen this way. it's not the fault of the american people that congress hasn't done the hard things, that congress hasn't made the decision to cut where cutting is needed. raising taxes is not going to help the situation. yet that is what's happening. in the process of raising taxes, we are not only not going to solve the problem because 94% of our deficit still remain intact. what we are going to do is kill 710,000 jobs according to ernst & young, jobs from the people who can least afford it. they are not top 1% jobs, mind you. >> jeb, welcome back to the show. we appreciate it. you will be our last bastion. please tell us there is no chance the senate bill will pass the house. no class warfare. no tax hikes on succe
Jul 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
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Jul 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
its doors in 1836, in fact, the very week the alamo battle was going on in texas, and until we closed in 2004, it was that love/hate relationship. we're going to go down this way. at one time i think it was a commissary for the building but they also said the whipping post would be down here and there are dungeon cells down here, so that would kind of make sense, so we'll come down here and unlock this. when you come over here, you're going to see the dungeon cells, and remember when i said about conditions of confinement and lack of human rights standards, those types of things. under the auburn system, they could put you in the dungeon cells, and they wouldn't just put one person in the dungeon cell necessarily, they may put five, six, seven, eight, nine people in the dungeon cell with you, and the most infamous individual that did time in the dungeon cells was a man by the name of j.b. firebug johnson. johnson came here and got his reputation and his nickname, firebug, inside this prison because he started several insurrections in here. he burnt down one of the large factories. he
Jul 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
. thunderstorms from the texas gulf coast to florida and up to philly. monsoon storms in the rockies. also some showers in northern california and oregon. it will be heating up in the plains. >> 90s across the rockies, plains, and southeast. 80s from the twin cities to new york. and 78 in seattle. >>> and coming up next after the break, the snack food competition that could have you eating caviar. how to win a million bucks. >>> and the post office delivering a new batch of bad news. on the brink of a huge default. >>> and later this morning, on "the pulse." hands off the hoff. the thieves who can't get enough of, believe it or not, david hasselhoff. he's going like hotcakes. \s >>> welcome back, everyone. wall street will try to build on its two-day rally. overseas markets are higher following the u.s. lead. investors are encouraged by solid earnings at key companies, including intel and honeywell. as well as strong housing starts. the s&p 500 is up. at its highest level since early may. weekly jobless claims will be out before the opening bell. >>> and the postal service is drowning in red in
Jul 28, 2012 6:00pm PDT
in 18 hurricane-prone state from texas to maine. florida and virginia earned the highest scoaz, in the 90s out of 100, mississippi the lowest, 4 out of 100. >> a lot of these states do not have statewide building codes. in some places the contractors who do work on your home aren't even license. >> reporter: rochman says higher standard cost very little, on average, 5% more in construction costs. >> not a lot more money. a lot more safety. >> reporter: rebuilding haul's store coast lowes $10 million. one quarter of businesses never reopen their doors after a disaster. >> still to come, a return to the bird's nest of the beijing olympics. my first thoughts were about my wife, and my family. i have the most common type of atrial fibrillation, or afib. it's not caused by a heart valve problem. i was taking warfarin, but my doctor put me on pradaxa instead to reduce my risk of stroke. in a clinical trial, pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) reduced stroke risk 35% better than warfarin. and unlike warfarin, with pradaxa, there's no need for regular blood tests. that's really i
Jul 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
and heavy rain is also affecting other parts of the world. houston, texas was hit by storms overnight which caused massive flooding. now the cypress creek has flooded out and many resident have been suffering from power outages. there are reports 12 cent meters of rain fell in the metropolitan areas. this is in sharp contrast from last year. and nearly 20 people died after a record amount of rain and thousands of people have been evacuated in those areas and more heavy rain is expected. and in many parts of china, they have been hit by direct rain causing flooding and property damage across the country. thousands of passengers have been left stranded. and roads blocked by landslides. let's return to our top story. the reports that one of the possible worst massacres since the uprising began in syria began months ago. there are reports of 200 people killed in a farm village in hamah province. both the government and opposition blame one another. a syrian activist based in ha ma. from your point of view, can you tell us what's snapped we have reports of heavy bombardment. >> i tell you today.
Jul 9, 2012 2:05am EDT
transformer. thankfully no one was hurt. >>> also mother nature caused quite a scare at the texas rangers game in suburban dallas last night. a flash of lightning and ultraloud clap of thunder came so close to the ballpark they sent the rangers running for cover. at the top of the 4th. the umpires were among the first to scurry off the field. the weather delay lasted just about 45 minutes. they need a thunder buddy like "ted." you haven't seen the movie. that joke is lost on you. >> wait. back there. totally over my head. i would look to see it. >> well you may not like it. it is a little. >> raunchy? >> very raunchy in parts. >> for my angelic aura. >> take a look. >> chicago has been hit extremely hard. 18 deaths in the past week. that already matches or surpasses the number of the entire heat related deaths from last summer. we are not halfway through july. >> the first time in decades they had three days, 100-plus-degree weather. since 1947. that's insane. you think chicago, you think brutal winters not summers. >> actually the summers can be really, really hot. >> whew. proof of that. >>>
Jul 27, 2012 9:00am PDT
, the young girl from texas is poised to become a star. we take up her story. ♪ >> when you beat somebody in the ring, you are not just beating them up or something. you are like beating the entire symbolism of them. you are beating who they are. >> reporter: marlen esparza's early mornings start with math, how much to eat. how far to run. how many pounds, sprints, crunches, and how many endless hours of training will it take to win? why are you here everyday? >> i want to win. this is my life and this is what i do. like, i can honestly say that this is who i am. right here, you are with me, and this is what i do. >> reporter: esparza trains in a gym along a lonely stretch of houston's i-10. coach rudy silva took charge of her life when she was just 12. she is now 22. is she allowed to have a boyfriend? >> no. >> reporter: is she allowed to party on the weekends? >> no. >> reporter: is she allowed to take a few days off and not train because she is worn out? >> no. >> reporter: that is a lot of noes. >> yes. >> marlen esparza! >> reporter: esparza won the first of seven national champions
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